Eurocom launches gaming notebook

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Eurocom launches gaming notebook D900C Phantom
Eurocom launches its Gaming Notebook with FSB1066, 600GB of HDD with RAID 5, Intel Pentium Core 2 Extreme and Nvidia modular MXM-HE SLI technology.

Eurocom introduced the Eurocom D900C Phantom FSB1066 Mobile Workstation with Nvidia’s MXM-IV upgradeable VGA technology. Eurocom D900C Notebook PC provides workstation-calibre performance with three physical SATA-II hard drives and RAID 0/1/5, and Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor.

At the core of the D900C Phantom, users can choose currently between two different nVidia graphics cards: the nVidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX with 512MB of RAM for PC gaming, or the nVidia Quadro FX 2500M with 512MB of RAM for workstation class performance. Users can additionally select a choice of a single graphics card or two in nVidia SLI mode .

Eurocom D900C support all of the ISV workstation applications in a wide range of vertical segments, from Computer Aided Design (i.e AutoCad), Computer Aided Manufacturing (ie. Pro/Engineer), Computer Aided Engineering (i.e. SolidWorks) to Geographic Information Systems (i.e. ESRI ArcGIS) and Digital Content Creation (i.e. Discreet 3DS MAX).

Driving the system is Intel Core 2 Extreme dual-core 1066MHz front side bus processor with 4MB of L2 cache. This CPU allows users to simultaneously run multiple applications at the same time.

Additional features include: integrated webcam; Bluetooth and Wireless superG 108Mbps A/B/G networking; internal TV HDTV Tuner and theatre audio system.

Eurocom D900C Phantom supports variety of 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems from Microsoft Vista Business or Ultimate, Microsoft Server 2003 64-bit to Linux or Ubuntu.

Networking
Cisco enables delivery of predictable business services
Cisco announced further enhancements to its Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture designed to enable the development and delivery of business services with predictable performance. The Multi-Service Blade (MSB) for the Cisco XR 12000 Series routing platform features integral, route-aware, firewall and video/voice session border control (SBC) functionality for Cisco TelePresence and other advanced applications. These innovations build on the platform’s secure resource virtualization and continuous systems operation to enable the delivery of multiple services over a single, converged IP infrastructure.

Integration of these functions with the XR 12000 Series Router enables providers to move beyond appliance-based service-level agreement (SLA) management, increasing efficiency of advanced services such as collaboration solutions based on the Cisco TelePresence Meeting Solution. Memory and CPU resources in the MSB are allocated utilizing Secure Virtualization methods pioneered by Cisco for its IOS XR operating system and originally used to implement router resource virtualization and Secure Domain Routers.

The integral firewall on the MSB inspects traffic flows and prevents unauthorized access to protected resources.

Building on the development of a next-generation IP network to enhance SAVVIS’ application infrastructure, SAVVIS, Inc. has adopted the Cisco MSB as the basis of managed security services. SAVVIS’ network, based on the Cisco IP NGN architecture, will further enhance SAVVIS’ ability to deliver information technology (IT) “infrastructure-as-a-service.”

The MSB’s integral SBC provides per-session control and management of IP multimedia traffic based on protocols such as SIP and H.323 for signaling and interoperability. It also supports the TISPAN architecture based on the H.248 protocol enabling distributed signaling and media implementations of session border control.

Tsarfin announces availability of NetInfo version 6.1

Tsarfin Computing Ltd announces the availability of NetInfo 6.1, the company’s flagship product in the network diagnostic software market.

The Local Info tool gives you information about the local host and currently active version of the Windows sockets. The Connections tool tells you what you need to know about your TCP/IP connections.

Ping and Trace tools let you verify connectivity to a device on your network, and obtain a list of gateways between your computer and a particular device. The Lookup tool gives you data on host names and IP addresses.

NetInfo’s Finger tool gives your information about users on a network host. Whois tells you who owns Web domains. The Daytime tools lets you know the local time at another network host’s location, while the Time tool lets you access a remote server’s clock and synchronize your local system clock.

The Quote tool lets you view quotations from a remote Quote server. NetInfo’s HTML tool gives you header information and the page data from a Web server. The Scanner examines host names in a specified range of IP addresses. Use the Services tool to verify a host for available network services. The E-mail tool verifies e-mail addresses, and the Web Center tool helps you locate tools, how-to’s, tips and news online.

NetInfo is available now at a list price of US$39.95 directly from Tsarfin Computing and authorized resellers. A free, 30-day evaluation copy of NetInfo can be downloaded from the Web site at http://netinfo.tsarfin.com.

Data Management
Novell offers incident response, event source management and platform support
Novell introduced Sentinel, its information and event management solution. Sentinel from Novell version 6.0 offers capabilities for automating real-time monitoring of the enterprise security environment, identifying and remediating security incidents and documenting regulatory compliance.

Sentinel from Novell gathers and correlates security and non-security information from across an organization’s networked infrastructure, including data from identity and access management products such as Novell Identity Manager and Novell Access Manager, as well as third-party systems, devices and applications. Sentinel helps make sense out of the collected data, identifies security or compliance issues, and tracks remediation activities, streamlining previously error-prone processes and building a management program. When deployed with Novell Identity Manager 3.5 and Novell Access Manager 3, enterprise customers have access to a complete, integrated identity and security management solution for supporting IT compliance and governance requirements.

Enhancements to Sentinel 6 include:

  • Incident management and response
  • Streamlined event management
  • Language and platform support

Sentinel 6 will be available in May 2007. For more information about Sentinel from Novell, visit http://www.novell.com/products/sentinel.

Training

Indigo launches Dr. Explain 2.5

Indigo Byte Systems announces the immediate availability of Dr. Explain 2.5, a help authoring tool for creation of help files and user guides. The team of developers from Indigo Byte Systems has produced a help authoring tool that creates CHM help files, HTML on-line manuals and other printable documentation almost automatically.

Dr. Explain has been updated and includes a number of features. The program promptly creates interactive screenshots with references, exact and distinct menus and navigation links. Version 2.5 allows help authoring due to automatic window documenting and screen shot taking. Dr. Explain 2.5 contains predefined visual templates that enable customizing the appearance, and lets it plugged into a Web site or applied to a corporate style. This version also offers sub menus (standard Win32) autocapturing, command line generation of HTML, CHM, RTF, project validation and compacting tools, mouse-over pop-up windows (Java Script) to show the descriptions associated with controls and navigation through hyperlinks in preview mode. Dr. Explain 2.5 is also capable of producing print versions of pages for on-line help. For more information look at http://www.drexplain.com/versions/.

Dr. Explain 2.5 runs under Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista and costs US$125 for a single user licence. For other types of licences, please refer to www.drexplain.com/order/. Additional information on Dr. Explain, a live demo, samples of Dr. Explain-generated help files, created by real users, and evaluation copies are available from www.drexplain.com.

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